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Dump and Start Instant Pot Creamy Ziti is saucy, cheesy and delicious. 20 minutes is all you need to make this creamy red sauce and pasta dish!
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Dump and Start Instant Pot Creamy Ziti

Dump and Start Instant Pot Creamy Ziti is saucy, cheesy and delicious. 20 minutes is all you need to make this creamy red sauce pasta dish!
Course Main Course
Keyword dump and start, instant pot, Instant Pot pasta, instant pot recipe, instant pot ziti, Olive Garden copy cat
Cook Time 6 minutes
14 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 435kcal
Author Karli Bitner

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp minced garlic dried
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 oz dry ziti pasta
  • 1 cup red pasta sauce
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Add the broth, cream, garlic, salt, pepper and noodles to the instant pot in that order. DO NOT STIR, but make sure all noodles are covered. If you need to move some noodles around, thats okay.
  • Set your Instant Pot to Manual for 6 minutes. Let it naturally release its pressure for an additional 6 minutes then quick release.
  • Add the red pasta sauce to the Instant Pot and give it a stir.
  • SLOWLY add in the cheese while stirring. The cheese will melt and thicken the sauce. The sauce will also thicken as it cools.
  • Enjoy!

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Notes

This is a very saucy dish- If you like yours with less sauce, just cut back on the red pasta sauce at the end.
Don't love the heavy cream? Check out my SKINNY CREAMY ZITI recipe!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 1310mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g